Heart surgery and interventional cardiology for adults
Health Council of the Netherlands: Committee on Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology
Record ID 31996008316
On request of the State Secretary of Health, Welfare and Cultural Affairs to inform him about the state of science and its implications for practice, in preparation for a Planning Decree under section 18 of the Hospital Provision Act for tertiary referral centers.
Authors' results and conclusions: Description of coronary artery diseases; Technical development, indications, risks, complications, guidelines of Coronary Artery By-pass Grafting, Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and Valvoplasty; Number of procedures until the year 2000 and factors responsible for increase; Requirements for providing quality of care
Authors' recomendations: Number of procedures (The Netherlands, 15.5 million inhabitants): At least 13,500 open heart operations and 11,900 angioplasties by the year 2000. Requirements:The application of section 18 of the Hospital Provision Act should be continued. Each hospital should perform a minimum of 750 heart operations a year by having five cardiac surgeons, each of whom carries out at least 150 interventions a year. Each hospital should perform a minimum of 500 interventions a year by having five interventional cardiologists, each of whom carries out at least 100 interventions a year. A center cannot perform interventional cardiology without heart surgery and vice versa. Each center must participate in a uniform registration system. Other output or dissemination activity: Update report: expected in 2000; Acceptance of recommendations: The report has been accepted by the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport to serve as the basis of a new Planning Decree under section 18 of the Hospital Provision Act for tertiary referral centers. Changes to practice:The ambition of some hospitals to offer PTCA without facilities for open heart surgery, will not be realised.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.gr.nl/
Year Published: 1995
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Coronary Artery Bypass
- Heart Defects, Congenital
- Thoracic Surgery
Organisation Name: Health Council of the Netherlands Gezondheidsraad
Contact Address: Postbus 16052, 2500 BB Den Haag, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 70 340 7520;Fax: +31 70 340 7523
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